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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
Er ..yeah ...sorry. No offense I was only joking.
Pluric, is there a chance that when you hit a big bump and the wheel flexes that the spokes may poke through the seal ??
You can't offend me. I can take a good rib poking too.
I'm trusting Woody's Wheels to knows what they are doing. I really don't know. I've checked
the air pressure twice sitting in the garage (been snowing here) and it was spot on.
I would be very surprised if there would be enough rim movement to poke a spoke through it.
I'm more concerned with the rim keeping it's original shape!
Hopefully I'll get what I paid for....
Is it all ginger ?
I think they're making the right choice; I don't think there's much of a market here for a high end 650.
Now, I do think the market is begging for a WR450R class bike.
I need another $20 fast to find out.
Damn. Brazillian carpet. I'll know in a few weeks.
You are a sick little man. I like that in a person.
Unless it deserved the high price. I too wanted a 660 until you look close and
it seems kinda dated on the suspension. 450s are a little limited on our US
slab speeds. Even if Kawasaki would bring back the KLX 650 with a few updates.
It ends up I will take Tenere where I took the KLR so I'm not as motivated for
a new mid size bike anymore.
The one that is fun for me is my KLX 250. It had a bearing go out in the motor so
as long as it was apart I put a Bill Blue 351cc kit on it.
Fantastic mid range trail riding power. Still the weight benefits of a small bore with the power
of a larger bore. Now if I could just get it to float.
The European prices are steep! That said, my son joined the air force and I would be up for getting a used one for sure.
I have both available to me, but, as said earlier, the XT660 price point is a bit high for what you get. I think the design is due for a major upgrade. Their are obvious advantages of lighter weight and more ground clearance, but the big XT12 is actually more stable in many off-road conditions. I'd consider an XT660 if they upgraded the suspsension and tweaked the geometry just a bit. The engine is old school as well. I will definitely acknowledge the reliablity over most any bike in its class though. I suppose if Yamaha sought to aggressivley change the under-powerd, overweight equation with that bike, they might lose some of that reliability.
You, sir, are one sick bastard....
I like that!!!!
$20 for revelation.....quite the bargain!!!!
Looks like the Elders are about to baptize a Yamaha. (Mormon joke)
It was a group baptizmal, 2 WRs and a CRF.
Come to think of it, I was pinching the nose (holding my hand over the exhaust opening) in that picture...
Would that be more like pinching its a**hole than its nose?
Assholes are self sealing.
Noses and exhausts, not so much.
The man has a point there !
I don't remember ever reading anything like this, so I don't think it's 205, but I had a heartstopping moment the other day. I left for work as I do every morning and let the bike idle while I put in my earplugs, put on my helmet, and pulled on my gloves. Call it 60 seconds maximum. I then left home and rode out to the freeway, which is about two blocks from my house. It was early in the morning, so I didn't have to wait for traffic or lights in order to get on the freeway. As I got to the bottom of the on-ramp, my merging head check revealed a tractor-trailer bearing down on me in the lane that I needed to be in. I wailed hard on the throttle (probably harder than I should have on a cold engine) to get out in front of him. As soon as I was on the freeway I glanced down and saw that the oil pressure light was illuminated. I immediately pulled over onto the shoulder and made my way up to the next exit in the breakdown lane at low rpms. After 10 seconds or so, the light went out and didn't come back on.
Naturally, I had visions of some kind of catastrophic oil leak, but when I got off the freeway and put the bike on the center stand, I could see in the sight glass that the oil level was exactly right - perfectly in between the low mark and the high mark. There was no evidence of any leaks, so I started back up and went on to work. The light has not come back on since, although I have been more careful to baby it until it comes up to temperature.
Anyone else have an experience like this? I'm assuming that my hard revving while cold meant that the thicker, cold oil couldn't circulate fast enough, but that frankly seems a little strange to me.
2004 V11 Le Mans
2012 Super Tenere
has happened to many - just add another 200ml to top of sight-glass and enjoy the ride
Mine did that after an oil change. Same thing, panic pull over thinking the filter had
come off or a loose drain plug. Let it sit a moment sight glass was fine. Started it
up and it never came on again.